Rescuers worked for hours trying to locate the victim's car after the victims were pulled from the raging floodwaters of the Manatawny Creek 


Douglass Township, PA — Rescue crews pulled the bodies of a 31-year-old pregnant mother and her 9-year-old son from the fast-moving currents of the Manatawny Creek in Douglass township yesterday.  The woman and her son’s bodies were found in their Mazda 3, a car that had been washed downstream and still sits empty in the water.

“Douglass Township Police Chief John Dzurek said Pamela Vera Snyder and her son Preston Dray were found inside their Mazda 3 along the embankment on the north side of the Manatawny Creek about a half-mile away from their last known position in the 100 block of Pine Forge Road,” said local reporter Michael Yoder of the Reading Eagle.

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According to the Berk’s County Coronor, there will be no autopsies on the two drowning victims.

Douglass Township is a sleepy town in Berks County that has a population a 3,306 according to the latest census in 2010.  The Township’s official mail address is in Boyertown, PA. Located outside of Reading, PA in bucolic Berks county this little town is reeling from the tragic death of a 31-year-old woman who was 8 months pregnant along with her 9-year-old son.  

The Snyder’s car as of this morning sits along the side of the creek down a steep embankment which is about an hours drive from Lower Merion’s border.

On scene images and reporting can be found here.

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